Completly redesign.

Departments with their own files. Products with their own files. Employees with their own files.
It seems that everything in a company needs its own files or the whole company might eventually break down.
The company I worked for switched to an ERP system with built-in template designer. The goal was simple, make a general file layout which is used by everyone in the company. Also, an automatically generated production-bill would be nice.
And so I started.

Metacon documentation redesign
Metacon documentation redesign
Metacon documentation redesign
Metacon documentation redesign
Metacon documentation redesign
Metacon documentation redesign

Project highlights.

Most of the old files were handmade by the users, just for practical reasons. The gross existed for many yeas and had a rough history of editing and updating, but it was all working ‘fine’ and kept the company running for the past years. Only ‘proof of concept’ could make the users willing to take their documentation to the next level. In these companies, automation is seen as a stab in the back for the old hard working individuals who “will probably be fired afterwards…”

Starting with hand sketches and moving forward to printed designs I started shaping an overall document design. The intention was to get this overall design on every single file in the company to create a One-Metacon experience, bringing the different departments together. Special mention goes out to the production-bill template, which basically transforms hours of calculating into an one-press-on-the-button functionality. Preventing the human miscalculations and thus misproductions makes the hours spent on this template well worth it.

  • 150+ Old file designs

  • 48 New file designs

  • 1 Design template

  • 40+ User interviews

  • 5 Employee trainings

  • 0 Manual input required